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Script Sales: March 10, 2009

Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story follows Ed Marker as he journeys to protect his son after his wife is brutally murdered in the gritty world of Mexican cartels.
Writer:Peter Craig
Studio:Universal Pictures
Production Company:Imagine Entertainment
Producer:Brian Grazer, Asger Leth, Robert Stone, Webster Stone
Details:Sean Penn attached to star. Asger Leth attached to direct.
Title:Last Man
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:In the story, a hardened captain assigned to protect an outpost on a distant planet must lead a group of young, inexperienced American soldiers in battle against an alien race.
Writer:David Ayer
Genre:Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Studio:20th Century Fox
Production Company:New Regency, Stuber Company
Producer:Erwin Stoff, Scott Stuber, Pam Abdy
Details:David Ayer attached to direct.
Title:The Complete History of My Sexual Failures
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story centers on a man who sets out to interview every girl he has dated and ask the all-important question, "What's wrong with me?"
Writer:Chris Waitt, Jay Reiss
Saletype:Rights Option, Adaptation
Studio:Universal Pictures
Production Company:Original Film, Warp Films
Producer:Neal Moritz, Jay Roach, Waitt Trotter, Henry Trotter
Agent:Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Details:Jay Reiss to adapt Waitt's documentary.
Title:Mr. Popper's Penguins
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story is about Mr. Popper, a house painter whose dreams of Arctic exploration prompt him to write letters to real explorers. One of them sends him a penguin, which he keeps in the icebox. Before he knows it, the painter has a litter of 12 beaked birds. They eat voraciously, leading him to form Popper's Performing Penguins, a stage act that goes on tour and creates mayhem at every stop.
Writer:Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Sean Anders, John Morris
Studio:20th Century Fox
Production Company:Davis Entertainment, IPG
Producer:John Davis, Joel Gotler
Price:Seven Figures
Details:Anders and Morris to adapt the Atwaters' novel.
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story takes place in a fictional prehistoric age, when the world was ruled by Dinotrux, creatures that were part trucks, part dinosaurs, with species like the Craneosauraus, Garbageadon and Tyrannosaurus Trux plowing and bulldozing their way across the terrain.
Writer:Chris Gall
Genre:Animation, Fantasy
Title:The Roommate
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story of a college student who is randomly assigned to a freshman dorm with a stranger named Rebecca. Things turn deadly when Rebecca becomes obsessed and begins targeting people in Sara's life.
Writer:Sonny Malihi
Studio:Screen Gems
Executive Overseeing:John Graham (Screen Gems)
Production Company:Vertigo Entertainment
Producer:Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Sonny Malihi
Details:Leighton Meester attached to star. Christian E. Christiansen attached to direct.
Title:The Reliable Wife
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Set in rural Wisconsin in 1908, the story centers on a middle-aged widower who places a newspaper ad seeking "a reliable wife." Instead of fielding a homely applicant, the man finds himself welcoming a gorgeous former courtesan with an agenda of her own.
Writer:Robert Goorick
Genre:Drama, Period
Studio:Columbia Pictures
Executive Overseeing:Josh Bratman (De Luca)
Production Company:De Luca Productions
Producer:Michael De Luca
Manager:Gotham Group
Title:Mile Zero
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story of a young woman who takes a job on an Alaskan oil rig so she can prove her father's innocence in a series of murders.
Writer:Holly Brix
Production Company:Phoenix Pictures, BenderSpink
Producer:JC Spink, Chris Bender, Mik,e Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt
Details:Milla Jovovich attached to star. Marcel Langenegger attached to direct.
Title:The Cabin in the Woods
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:No logline given.
Writer:Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
Studio:United Artists
Producer:Joss Whedon
Details:Drew Goddard, Anna Hutchison, Jesse Williams attached to star. Drew Goddard attached to direct.
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story of an ex-Vietnam vet boxer-turned-steel mill worker whose family was torn apart by his alcoholism; the now-sober and remorseful dad welcomes back his youngest son and trains him to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament. He and his older brother are on a collision course in the ring.
Writer:Gaviin O'Connor, Anthony Tambakis
Genre:Action, Drama
Studio:Lionsgate Films
Producer:Gavin O'Connor, Greg O'Connor
Details:Gavin O'Connor attached to direct. Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison attached to star.
Title:The Bang Bang Club
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story of the so-called Bang Bang Club, four combat war photogs -- Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and Joao Silva -- whose photographs captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa.
Writer:Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Steven Silver
Saletype:Script, Novel, Adaptation
Production Company:Foundry Films, Out of Africa
Producer:Daniel Iron, Lance Samuels, Adam Friedlander
Details:Malin Akerman, Ryan Philippe attached to star. Steven Silver attached to direct. Silver adapted Marinovich and Silva's novel.
Title:Untitled College Comedy
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:No logline given.
Writer:Chris McCoy
Production Company:Double Feature Films
Producer:Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg
Title:Lullaby for Pi
Date:March 10, 2009
Logline:Story of a jazz singer so traumatized by the death of his wife that he loses the ability to sing.
Writer:Benoit Philippon
Genre:Drama, Romance
Production Company:Killer Films, Minds Eye Entertainment, Forecast Pictures, Studio 37
Producer:Christine Vachon, Kevin DeWalt, Jean-Charles Levy
Details:Benoit Philippon attached to direct. Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy attached to star.

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